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					Subcommittee           Organization                     Location

                                                        401 West Morgan Ann Arbor, MI
Agriculture            Michigan Research Institute      48108-9109

                                                        109 Agriculture East Lansing, MI
Agriculture            Michigan State University        48824

                                                         660 Woodward, Suite 300 Detroit,
Agriculture                                              MI
                       United Way for Southeastern Michigan 48226-3504

                                                        415 Clifford Street, 8th Floor
Agriculture            Wayne County                     Detroit, MI 48226-1515

                                                        2561 Saulino Court Dearborn, MI
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies        48120

                                                        201 S. Division Street suite #430
                       Ann and Related Agencies
Commerce, Justice, Science, Arbor SPARK                 Ann Arbor, MI 49104
                                                         125 E. Second Street Monroe, MI
                       County of Monroe
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies         48161

                                                         600 Randolph Street Detroit, MI
                       County of Wayne
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies         48226

                                                         415 Clifford Street Detroit, MI
                       County of Wayne
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies         48226

                                                         Eastern Michigan University
                       Eastern Related University
Commerce, Justice, Science, andMichigan Agencies         Ypsilanti, MI 48197

                                                         Eastern Michigan University
                       Eastern Related University
Commerce, Justice, Science, andMichigan Agencies         Ypsilanti, MI 48197

                                                         44567 Pinetree Drive Plymouth, MI
                       First Step
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies         48170
                       United Way for Southeastern       660 Woodward, Ste 300 Detroit,
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies         MI 48226

                                                        1441 St. Antione, 12th Floor
                       Wayne County Prosecutor's
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Office Detroit, MI 48226

                                                        1441 St. Antione, 12th Floor
                       Wayne County Prosecutor's
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Office Detroit, MI 48226

                                                        1441 St. AnDetroit 12th Street, MI
                       Wayne County Prosecutor's
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Office 48226
          University of Michigan         1500 East Medical Center Drive
Defense   Comprehensive Cancer Center    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

                                         Eastern Michigan University
Defense   Eastern Michigan University    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

                                         5101 Evergreen Road Dearborn,
Defense   Henry Ford Community College   MI 48128

                                         415 Clifford Street Detroit, MI
Defense   Wayne County                   48226

          NextEnergy Center              461 Burroughs Detroit, MI 48083
                                                1400 Oakman Boulevard Detroit,
Defense        Focus: HOPE                      MI 48238

Defense        NextEnergy Center                461 Burroughs Detroit, MI 48083

                                                535 Griswald, Suite 300 Detroit, MI
Energy-Water   Metropolitan Affairs Coalition   48226

Energy-Water   Wayne County                     600 Randoph St. Detroit, MI 48226

                                                1105 West Seventh St. Monroe,
Energy-Water   Lake Erie Transit Commision      MI 48161

                                                202 Welch Hall Ypsilanti, MI
Energy-Water   Eastern Michigan University      48197

                                                660 Woodward Ave suite 300
Energy-Water   United Way of Southeast Michigan Detroit, MI 48226

                                                13615 Michigan Ave Dearborne,
Energy-Water   City of Dearborn                 MI 48162
                         National Center for Manufacturing 3025 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI
Energy-Water             Sciences                          48108

                                                          3601 Plymouth Rd Ann Arbor, MI
Energy-Water             Cleary University                48105

Financial Services and                                    3520 Green Court, Suite 450 Ann
General Government       Ann Arbor SPARK                  Arbor, MI 48105-1579

Financial Services and                                    Cleary University 3601 Plymouth
General Government       Cleary University                Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Financial Services and                                    415 Clifford Street 8th Floor
General Government       County of Wayne                  Detroit, MI 48226

Financial Services and
General Government       County of Wayne                  500 Griswold Detroit, MI 48226

Financial Services and                                    3520 Green Court, Suite 450 Ann
General Government       MichBio                          Arbor, MI 48105-1579

Financial Services and   United Way for Southeastern      660 Woodward Ave, Ste 300
General Government       Michigan                         Detroit, MI 48226

                                                          1 Federal Drive Fort Snelling, MN
Interior-Environment     USFWS                            55111

                                                          500 Griswald 31st Floor Detroit, MI
Interior-Environment     Wayne County Michigan            48216
                                                       2951 Greenfield Road Dearborn,
Interior-Environment   City of Dearborn                MI 48120

                                                       26215 Trowbridge Ave. Inkster MI,
Interior-Environment   City of Inkster, MI             48141

                                                       30947 Suite 200 Royal Oak, MI
Interior-Environment                                   48073
                       Woodward Avenue Action Association

                                                       1 Federal Drive Fort Snelling, MN
Interior-Environment   USFWS                           55111

                       (KHRW)-Iraqi American
                       Center/Global Community         28091 Dequindre Rd. Suite 105A
Labor-HHS-Ed           Partners                        Madison Heights, MI 48071-3069

                                                       2561 Saulino Court Dearborn, MI
Labor-HHS-Ed           ACCESS                          48120

                                                       2555 South State Street Ann
Labor-HHS-Ed           Ann Arbor Public Schools        Arbor, MI 48104-6145

                       Boys and Girls Club of          26777 Halsted Road, Suite 100
Labor-HHS-Ed           Southeastern Michigan           Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3560
                                                3601 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor,
Labor-HHS-Ed   Cleary University                MI 48105-2659

                                                122 East 42 Street, Suite 2600,
Labor-HHS-Ed   Council for Economic Education   New York, NY 10168

                                                5145 Douglas Fir Road,
Labor-HHS-Ed   Center for Civic Education       Calabasas, CA 91302
                                                EMU Office of Research
Labor-HHS-Ed   EMU                              Development Ypsilanti, MI 48197

                                                EMU Office of Research
Labor-HHS-Ed   EMU                              Development Ypsilanti, MI 48197

                                                EMU Office of Research
Labor-HHS-Ed   EMU                              Development Ypsilanti, MI 48197

                                                 130 Medical Center Drive
Labor-HHS-Ed   Family Medical Center of Michigan Carleton, MI 48117-9461
                                                5101 Evergreen Road Dearborn,
Labor-HHS-Ed   Henry Ford Community College     MI 48128-1491

                                                608 W. Allegan St. Lansing, MI
Labor-HHS-Ed   Michigan Department of Education 48909-1524

               Michigan Department of Energy,   611 W. Ottawa Lansing, MI 48933-
Labor-HHS-Ed   Labor and Economic Growth        1070

               Monroe County Community          1555 Raisinville Rd. Monroe, MI
Labor-HHS-Ed   College                          48161-1070

               Monroe County Community          1555 S. Raisinville Rd. Monroe, MI
Labor-HHS-Ed   College                          48161-9047

Labor-HHS-Ed   National Writing Project         Berkeley, CA

                                                1 Parklane Boulevard, Suite 1000
Labor-HHS-Ed   Oakwood Healthcare, Inc          Dearborn, MI 48126
                                          56 Roland Street, Suite 100 D,
Labor-HHS-Ed   Reach Out and Read         Boston, MA 02129

Labor-HHS-Ed   Reading Is Fundamental     Washginton, DC

                                          1247 E. Siena Heights Drive
Labor-HHS-Ed   Siena Heights University   Adrian, MI 49221-1755

                                          101 South Huron Street Ypsilanti,
Labor-HHS-Ed   SOS Community Services     MI 48197-5421

                                          300 N. Ingalls, Room 4b17 Ann
Labor-HHS-Ed   UMHS                       Arbor, MI 48109-0400
                     United Way for Southeastern       660 Woodward, Suite 300 Detroit,
Labor-HHS-Ed         Michigan                          MI 48226-3504

                                                       536 N. Jackson St. Jackson, MI
Labor-HHS-Ed         United Way of Jackson County      49201-1223

                                                       415 Clifford Street, 8th Floor
Labor-HHS-Ed         Wayne County                      Detroit, MI 48226-1515

                                                       100 N. Fifth Ave. Ann Arbor, MI
Transportation-HUD   City of Ann Arbor                 48104

                                                       13615 Michigan Avenue Dearborn,
Transportation-HUD   City of Dearborn, Michigan        MI 48126

                     City of Dearborn, Wayne County,   13615 Michigan Avenue Dearborn,
Transportation-HUD   MI                                MI 48126

                                                       25500 Gibralter Road Flat Rock,
Transportation-HUD   City of Flat Rock                 MI 48134
                                                   26215 Towbridge Ave. Inkster, MI
Transportation-HUD   City of Inkster               48141

                                                   26215 Trowbridge Inkster, MI
Transportation-HUD   City of Inkster               48141

                                                   26215 Towbridge Ave. Inkster, MI
Transportation-HUD   City of Inkster               48141

                                                   4357 Buckeye Street Luna Pier, MI
Transportation-HUD   City of Luna Pier, Michigan   48157

                                                   6158 Scofield Road Maybee, MI
Transportation-HUD   Exter Township                48159

                                                   PO Box 980429 Ypsilanti, MI
Transportation-HUD   Friends of Rutherford Pool    48198

                     Lake Erie Transportation      1105 West Seventh St. Monroe,
Transportation-HUD   Commission                    MI 48161
                                                      401 West Morgan Ann Arbor, MI
Transportation-HUD   Michigan Research Institute      48108

                                                      2929 E. Front Street, PO Box 585
Transportation-HUD   Port of Monroe                   Monroe, MI 48161

                     Suburban Mobile Authority for   535 Griswold Street, Suite 600
Transportation-HUD   Regional Transportation (SMART) Detroit, MI 48226

                     The National Center for          3025 Boardwalk Ann Arbor, MI
Transportation-HUD   Manufacturing Sciences           48108

                     United Way for Southeastern      660 Woodward, Ste 300 Detroit,
Transportation-HUD   Michigan                         MI 48226

                     Washtenaw County Economic
                     Development and Energy           110 N. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor,
Transportation-HUD   Department                       MI 48107
                     Washtenaw County Road   555 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Transportation-HUD   Commission              48103

                                             600 Randolph St. Detroit, MI
Transportation-HUD   Wayne County            48226

                                             600 Randolph St. Detroit, MI
Transportation-HUD   Wayne County            48226

                                             600 Randolph St. Detroit, MI
Transportation-HUD   Wayne County            48226
Project Name                   Amount Requested

Pasteurization of Shell Eggs                 $3,500,000

Phytophthora Research (MI)                    $500,000

Emergency Food Access
Integration Initiative                       $1,000,000

Urban Horticulture                            $300,000

ACCESS Youth and Family
Services Center                              $1,000,000

SPARK Regional Incubator
Network Business Accelerator                  $990,000
Paperless Records System             $250,000

Wayne County, Michgian Radio
Communications Interoperability     $1,500,000

Wayne County Juvenile Mentoring
Program                              $640,000

B-Side Boot Camp                     $300,000

Interactive Inquiry-Based Science
Education in the Detroit River
International Wildlife Refuge
Gateway                              $750,000

Wayne County Sexual Assault
Nurse Examiner Program               $600,000
United Way Ex-Offender Re-Entry
Program                              $500,000

Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
Technology and Equipment
Improvements                        $1,500,000

Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
Professional Staff Development       $550,000

Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
Witness Protection Program           $250,000
Center for Genetic Origins of
Cancer                                          $5,750,000

Development of Flame-Retardant
Textile Fabric for Military Clothing
and Other Applications                          $1,500,000

Autonomous Connected Vehicle
Proving Center                                  $2,000,000

Military Mental Health Initiative                $750,000

Smart Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program   $4,730,000
Navy/Mobile Laser Deposition Work Cell        $3,000,000

Waste Water Energy Program                    $4,200,000

Detroit River Master Plan, MI                  $900,000

Ecorse Creek, MI                               $350,000

Lake Erie Transit Commission                   $250,000

Eastern Michigan University Bio Fuels Lab      $750,000

United Way Energy Efficient
Building Project                               $260,000

Dearborn Waste-to-Energy                    $200,000,000
NCMS Smart Grid: Smart
Manufacturers                          $7,750,000

Cleary University Solar Panels         $1,150,000

SPARK regional Incubator
Network Business Accelerator            $990,000

Enhanced Services for the
Michigan Quality Council                $350,000

Aerotropolis Logistics Institute       $1,500,000

Life Science Innovation Center          $250,000

Michigan Bio-Industry Growth
Initiative                              $800,000

United Way Out of Work
Entrepreneurship Program                $400,000

Detroit River International Wildlife
Refuge Youth Wildlife
Conservation Center                    $1,250,000

Rouge River Wet Weather
Demonstration Project                  $9,000,000
City of Dearborn CSO Control          $7,000,000

Inkster Harrison Rd                    $604,314

Auto Heritage Visitor Center           $750,000

Great Lakes Mass Marking Initiative   $7,800,000

Self-Sufficiency for Newly arrived
Refugees and Special Immigrants
in MI -15th, Kurdish Human              $500,000

Arab American National Museum         $1,000,000

Flexible Learning Access for On-
Demand Media and Online
Courses                                 $675,000

Be Great: Graduate Program            $1,095,311
Veteran Transition Services and
Worker Retraining and Job
Placement                                              $516,200

                                     $35,000,000 (for Council for
                                  Economic Education and Center
Education for Democracy Act                  for Civic Education)

                                     $35,000,000 (for Council for
                                  Economic Education and Center
Education for Democracy Act                  for Civic Education)
Activity Based Learning in Urban Communities               $500,000

Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center    $500,000

Eastern Michigan University,
Ypsilanti, MI for the re-training of
displaced workers                                         $1,500,000

Temperance Center Expansion
and Renovation                                            $1,171,514
School of Nursing Renovation                         $3,000,000

State of Michigan Energy Auditor Training Program     $496,726

State of Michigan Virtual Nursing
Education Initatitive                                $1,500,000

Energy Engineering Education with
emphasis on Nuclear Engineering
Technology                                            $760,000

Monroe County Learning Bank                          $1,119,378

National Writing Project                            $26,200,000

Oakwood Bone and Joint Institute                      $939,000
Reach Out and Read                      $6,000,000

National Reading is Fundamental
Program                                 $25,000,000

Nursing Workforce Training Initiative     $600,000

Employment, Training, and
Education for Homeless Parents in
Washtenaw County, Michigan                $300,000

University of Michigan Health
System Regional Infectious
Containment Unit (RICU)                  $1,500,000
United Way for Southeastern
Michigan for Employment and
Financial Counseling Centers          $450,000

Michigan Healthy Marriage             $1,100,00

Michigan Infant Mortality
Prevention Program                    $500,000

E. Stadium Bridges Replacement
Project                              $1,000,000

Development and construction of
Dearborn Conference Center
adjacent to Hyatt Hotel in
Dearborn, MI                        $20,000,000

Operation Eyesore, Dearborn, MI      $1,000,000

Rail Improvement and Grade
Separation at Vreeland Road, City
of Flat Rock, MI                     $8,000,000
John Daly Road Replacement
project, City of Inkster, Wayne
County, Michigan                      $2,440,000

City of Inkster Senior Wellness
Center - Wayne County, MI             $2,000,000

Railroad overpass and pedestrian
walkway for Inkster Road and
Middlebelt Road, City of Inkster,
Wayne County, MI                      $1,500,000

Luna Pier Ferry Boat Service and
New Pier                              $4,800,000

South Stony Creek Road
Evacuation Route, Exeter Twp,
Monroe County, MI                      $750,000

Friends of Rutherford Pool,
Ypsilanti, MI                          $400,000

Purchase Vehicle Systems
Interface, Lake Erie Transportation
Commission, Monroe, MI                 $250,000
Spaceframe Technology
Research, Michigan Research
Institute, Ann Arbor, MI              $2,600,000

Switch and new track construction
at Port of Monroe Docks and
Industrial Park, Monroe, MI           $3,650,000

Hybrid-Electric Paratransit
Vehicles, SMART, Detroit, MI          $3,000,000

The National Center for
Manufacturing Sciences
Infrastructure Improvements            $300,000

United Way for Southeastern
Michigan, for a regional initiative
with Wayne County to address the
foreclosure crisis in Southeast
Michigan                              $2,000,000

Planning for land use and multi-
modal corridor redevelopment
along Washtenaw Ave,
Washtenaw County, MI                   $250,000
Bridge replacement for the Ford
Boulevard Bridge over Norfolk
Southern Railroad in Ypsilanti
Township, Washtenaw County, MI      $4,000,000

Detroit Region Aerotropolis
Mobility and Connectivity Study,
Wayne County, MI                    $2,400,000

Sibley Road Reconstruction,
Wayne County, MI                    $6,800,000

Transportation Operations Center,
Wayne County, MI                     $800,000
Short Description

This project is a continuation of previous USDA awards which funded the development of
microwave process that is capable of pasteurizing foods derived from animals which are
encased by an organic shell. Significant development of an automated process utilizing
microwave energy has been achieved which is being fully validated for eradicating Salmonella
and Avian Flu from shell eggs. The technology will also be evaluated for additional shell
encased foods such as raw oysters. Additionally, this project will integrate advanced vehicle
telematics and network-sensoring systems in the development to ensure that these perishable
good being transported in the United States maintain environmental conditions which prevent
food spoilage and disease.

Funding will be used to educate students in biology and modern control strategies for
combating Phytophthora capsici , a fungal like pathogen causing 25-100% crop loss in MI and
the USA. Efforts will support farm jobs and farm industry productivity while protecting the
environment by developing resistant plants, safe methods to limit spread, remediate soils, and
implement new tools.

United Way requests funding to address the food crisis and improve the regional food
distribution system through two fundamental steps. First, United Way will work with agricultural
producers/intermediaries like the Michigan Agricultural Surplus System (MASS), Gleaners and
Forgotten Harvest to increase their capacity to get food into the hands of Southeast Michigan
residents. United Way will do this both by connecting existing food pantries and other
emergency distributors to these resources and by expanding the number of client choice and
mobile pantries. Second, United Way will link the food pantries to individuals and families in
need through the 211 phone resource system and other outreach. The result is to integrate the
emergency food distribution system from producer through distributor and to families in need.
As such, it is a model program for the NIFA-Extension account and will deliver food to the
thousands of children and families in Southeast Michigan who lack this most basic need.

Funding will support Wayne County’s partnership with the national non-profit Urban Farming,
Inc. to expand the use and effectiveness of urban horticulture in order to increase access to
fresh produce and address hunger and food insecurity in Wayne County. Funding will be used
to create 8-12 community gardens from vacant lots and on community spaces (i.e. schools)
throughout Wayne County to increase access to fresh, healthy food for up to 20,000 residents
and support the development of self-sufficient community food systems.

The new center addresses the needs of the growing youth population, now nearly 30% of
Dearborn’s Arab-Americans. While the proportion of youth to adults in the region has been
declining since 1990, the opposite is true for Dearborn. Further, Arab-American youth in the
area are an at-risk community who have an urgent need for human services since a great
number of families live below the poverty level.

SPARK is requesting funding to provide new business accelerator services to innovative high
growth potential small businesses in Washtenaw and Western Wayne Counties in Michigan.
The services will be offered through our 3 business incubators. The growth realized by the
small businesses will create jobs to help transform the Michigan economy.
Monroe County recently funded an innovative project to integrate the paperless records system
used by law enforcement with the case management system used by the Prosecutor’s office.
The purpose of this project is to expand the integration of this system into the local courts to
improve overall efficiency and communication.

Project is to upgrade first responder communications within Wayne County to provide radio
interoperability for first responders and law enforcement personnel. The project will enhance
inter-jurisdictional coordination, especially in emergency events, and will enhance the safety
and security of the region.
The Wayne County Juvenile Mentoring Program supports one-to-one mentoring projects for at-
risk youth to reduce juvenile delinquency and gang participation, reduce recidivism for youth
already involved in the juvenile justice system, improve school attendance and academic
performance, and reduce the school dropout rate.

EMU, in partnership with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and Trial Court, requests
funding for “The B. Side Boot Camp: Entrepreneurship Education Program for At-Risk Youth.”
The program will prevent first-time juvenile offenders in the Washtenaw County and greater
Ypsilanti areas from becoming repeat offenders through entrepreneurial education and training.

FY2011 funding is requested to initiate a “Center for Interactive and Inquiry-Based Science
Education” in the Visitor Center of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway, and
to continue assessing the success of current and future invasive species management

The purpose of First Step Project on Domestic/Sexual Violence, a leader in victim services
since 1978, is proposing to utilize this federal funding to continue to meet increasing needs of
sexual assault victims in Wayne County, including a specialized forensic exam, immediate
crisis intervention, continue to increase community response to sexual assault survivors, and
assistance with prosecution.
To benefit communities and reduce the social and economic costs of recidivism through
focused investment in proven prisoner re-entry methods.
Crime thrives in a faltering economy. Nowhere is this more evident than in Detroit. This project
fosters public safety, which is essential to creating an environment where people want to live
and conduct business. It will also benefit the environment as we go green and convert to a
paperless office.
Crime thrives in a faltering economy. Nowhere is this more evident than in Detroit. By providing
prosecutors with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to ensure that justice is done,
the public will be safeguarded.
Crime thrives in a faltering economy. Nowhere is this more evident than in Detroit. Providing
prosecutors with the ability to protect witnesses and secure expert testimony needed to
successfully prosecute cases is essential to creating an environment where people want to live
and conduct business.
The U.S. Department of Defense National Functional Genomics Center and its collaborative
partnership with The University of Michigan Center for Genetic Origins of Cancer was
established by Congress. The DoD healthcare enterprise is the largest single payer system in
the US and is tasked with maintaining the health of our forces. It serves over 9.5 million
individuals, one-third of whom will die of cancer - the financial burden and capability strain on
the DoD healthcare system and the force from cancer is substantial. This project seeks to
change the paradigm of how we treat cancer and is focusing on gene and stem cell therapy by
combining their effectiveness with other components of personalized medicine to improve
quality of care delivery, lessen medical error, decrease morbidity, and increase system
With this project, Eastern Michigan University, in partnership with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier
Systems Center, will develop a comprehensive procedure to produce and manufacture fire
retardant military fabric. Preliminary research studies have shown the potential for creating
substantive intumescent treatments for cellulose (cotton), flame retarded cellulose, polyamides
6 and 6.6 (nylon), and wool with successful results. Developing an efficient and cost-effective
fire-resistant fabric will protect soldiers against fire, save lives, and make the warfighter more
secure in the field at a lower price point than current methods. During research graduate
students will be trained in research methodology of both textiles and polymers that will aid them
in their career paths.

HFCC is collaborating with the geographically contiguous Connected Vehicle Proving Center
that represents a $3.15 million investment by the State of Michigan. This facility leverages the
University of Michigan Dearborn Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems facilities towards
development and wide deployment of autonomous connected vehicles and mobile robots in the
military. The project seeks to advance robotic, intelligent ground systems, and other vehicle
technology initiatives of the Army and TARDEC by providing a shared technology infrastructure
to validate, demonstrate, and certify military and commercial autonomous vehicle products
under common standards. Such a unique infrastructure will increase innovation, reduce project
cost, and lead to an accelerated commercialization of the automotive robotic technologies
needed by the modern warfighter. Funds will be allocated to equipment procurement,
operation costs, equipment maintenance, and management, engineering, and research and
industrial users relat waste to elect
The Military Mental Health Initiative, in partnership with community organizations and the
Department of Defense, will help to connect 75-100 combat soldiers with services to address
the incidence of combat trauma and increasing rates of suicide among soldiers returning from
Iraq and Afghanistan. Funds would be utilized to ensure that soldiers are able to reintigrate
into their communities following their service. The Initiative will provide education and
awareness of mental health needs and interventional services for soldiers returning from war.
In addition, transitional services are expected to help reintegrate soldiers into their communities
and identify and maintain stable employment.

DoD's escalating power requirements for forward operating locations, training centers, and
main operating bases demand effective and more flexible use of energy sources. NextEnergy
Center will work with TARDEC to accelerate the development of new infrastructure and
technologies for seamless integration of electric vehicles within military and commercial
stationary power applications, reducing the logistical footprint of operations. Funding will
support further development and testing of advanced Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles systems,
components, and infrastructure technologies capable of providing bidirectional communication
and energy flow between building/grid and vehicle.
Focus: HOPE's work with the Navy provides an unparalleled opportunity for roughly 110
undergraduate engineers to experience, collaborate, and actually develop new technologies
and methodolgies. Funds will extend the work to provide the DoD a Laser Direct Metal
Deposition deliverable by a Common Mobile Platform for Deployment to remote areas using
standard ISO containers. The system will consist of a Mobile Laser Deposition Module and a
Mobile Remote Machining Module will be used to conduct repairs to the sumbarine Verticle
Launch Systems. Both modules will support Computer Numerically Controlled programming,
Direct Metal Deposition Tool Path Control, Machining, Communications, Data Base
Management, Augmented Reality Operations and Maintenance Support Technology, and an
ISO based Quality System.

The NextEnergy Center will work with the Army Construction Engineering Research Laboritory
to develop Waste Water to Energy technology in support of DoD initiatives. The project will
increase generation of renewable energy for electrical power, minimize our environmental
footprint, enhance energy efficiency, and improve operational readiness at both forward
deployed and main bases. At least one study has shown that grey and black water have
Biochemical and Chemical Oxygen Demand and are in need of standards to help quantitatively
distinguish grey from black water. NextEnergy will develop and conduct a feasibility study on
current and potential practices for the treatment, recycle, and reuse of grey water to help
develop military waste water standards for both grey and black water. Based on feasibility
studies, a prototype black water processing system to convert black water from lagoons aor
aeration ponds, or liquid waste from latrines and or kitches into useable grey water and to
convert the semi-solid waste to electrical energy for use on a military encampment will be
designed, fabricated and tested.
Having grown from 300 acres in 2001 to nearly 6000 acres currently, the Detroit River
International Wildlife Refuge is a true Success story. This particular project involves the
construction of a breakwater at the future site of the Refuge Visitor's Center, which will bring
people from far and near to enjoy the recreational opportunities at the DRIWR.
The North Branch of Ecorse Creek has a long history of flooding during significant rainfalls.
ACE is currently conducting a GRR to determine feasibility of alternatives for the Ecorse Creek
Flood Control Project and the total project costs. The requested funds will pay for external peer
The Lake Erie Transit Commission seeks to make their transit center LEED certified. This
includes the purchase and installation of solar panels to power bus storage garage lights,
overhead doors and heating, which would further allow the facility to sell excess energy to the
local power grid.
Funding would be used to build research lab capacity to enhance the research and
development of biofuels in Michigan. Proposed research will study the molecular machinary
involved in the synthesis of plant cell walls. This project will provide student with the tools
necessary to become leaders in this emerging field.
Michigan is in dire economic straits. The non-profit community is struggling also. Saving in
energy costs would allow the non-profit community to redirect scares resources to valuable
social programs.
This is a public-private partnership to build a waste-to-energy facility in Dearborn, MI. Waste
streams would include sewer sludge, MSW, and yard waste. Facility will be built on a
brownfield. Will save Dearborn taxpayers significant money.
Smart manufacturers will team with NCMS, AMT, MT Connect Institute, MI companies and
local utilities to enable innovative technology developments that can be utilized to meet the
future demands and opportunities that will be placed on manufacturers by the smart power grid.
This will reduce energy consumption in manufacturing facilities and reduce emissions related to
manufacturing. The program will provide manufacturers a chance to cut costs, raise
productivity, meet environmental standards and improve their competitive position.

Funds would be used to minimize the carbon footprint of 30000 sq. ft. administration and
classroom building. Cleary intends to insulate, retrofit, and place new windows and solar
panels. Cost savings would allow Cleary to continue hosting city of community groups

SPARK is requesting funding to provide new accelerator services to innovative high growth
potential small businesses in Washtenaw and Western Wayne Counties in Michigan. The
services will be offered through our 3 business incubators. The growth realized by the small
businesses will create jobs to help transform the Michigan economy.

State economic conditions prompted the Michigan Quality Council to become an affiliated
program of Cleary University in 2005. This project will provide additional staff, technology and
outreach materials to allow the Council to enhance both its presence in the State and the
success of Michigan businesses.

Request is to continue developing the Aerotropolis Logistics Institute focusing on air cargo
logistics. By providing training and technical assistance to 50 start-up companies, the Institute
will strengthen Wayne County’s ability to compete internationally as a hub for air cargo
movement and create a new economic base revolving around airport operations.

Funding is to subsidize start-up and facility costs for businesses in the Life Sciences Innovation
Center (LISC), a one-of-a-kind incubator that combines state-of-the-art lab space and
entrepreneurial support in a single facility to catalyze growth in the life sciences.
Provide investment, business development, and academic-industry partnership opportunities;
educate bioscience start-ups on business, financial, technical, marketing and operational
issues they must manage to grow and create jobs; provide resource tools for talent and
workforce development needs; and promote/collaborate with the state’s bioscience economic
development to increase our reach across MI.
To provide microenterprise and self-employment counseling and training to out-of-work
individuals in Michigan who are facing persistent barriers to traditional employment due to the
economic downturn and high unemployment rate.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is a true success story, growing from 300 acres
in 2001 to nearly 6000. The visitor's center would provide regular hours in which the public can
enjoy the out-of-doors and would provide school children with the opportunity to learn about
nature and conservation.

The Rouge River Wet Weather Demonstrationi Project is a successful decade long effort by
Wayne, Oakland, and Washtenaw Counties, 48 local communities to use innovative, cost-
effective methods to improve the water quality of the Rouge River, prevent pollution and protect
public health. Local spending on CSOs and SSOs over the next 5 years is anticipated at $850
million. This request is to continue funding watershed-wide coordination through subgrants to
local communities for projects that will improve the Rouge River
The City of Dearborn has developed a unique sewer seperation strategy that will enable it to
meet federal and state guidelines for CSO control. This program will save the City $10 million.
The Harrison Road area is notorious for basement flooding and water main breaks. Funding
for this project would go to storm sewer rehabilitation, sewer structure, and water main
replacement. This project would save taxpayer funds by preventing flooding and keeping
Harrison Rd free of water main breaks.
Michigan is home to the American Automobile industry and this welcome center is where
people would become oriented on the things to do and see in the state. Further, it is the entry
point for the All-American Road - Automobile Heritage Trail and Motor Cities National Heritage

Funding will be used to purchase automated equipment to tag and mark fish stocked into the
Great Lakes and to emply staff to operate the equipment and manage the data collected.
Project will vastly improve state and federal hatchery operations.
Very little funding is available for the recently arrived refugee families in Michigan's 15th
District. This is a high refugee and immigrant populated area and resources are necessary to
meet their needs. This project will benefit the residents of the 15th district by providing jobs,
English language classes, and social services to refugee families. This project will also provide

As the nation's first and only national Arab American museum, it has enhanced the
understanding of the community nationally and internationally. People have long come to
America from the Middle East and this is the first museum to tell our story and its location in
Dearborn has drawn national and international attention and resources to our district.This
project is worthy of taxpayer support because it contributes a great deal to our local community
by promoting better understanding among our citizenry while also providing a tourist destination
in the metropolitan Detroit area that helps the local economy.

The State of Michigan is struggling economically. The new economy relies heavily on excellent
public education. Those with the best education will become the most employable.
Improvement of school systems is a direct investment in the economic recovery helping create
a highly employable labor force that will remain in the state as the new economy fully emerges.
This project combines emphasis on job creation, improvement of the labor force required by
the new Michigan economy, and improvement of educational systems. This project will serve
Ann Arbor and the 8 townships AAPS serves. It will make successful good-practices available
to other Michigan districts. This open-source approach allows the project to have regional

Be Great: Graduate not only will put people to work today by expanding Boys & Girls Clubs of
Southeastern Michigan's professional staff, it will help build tomorrow's workforce by ensuring
that today's students stay in school and are en route to obtaining a post-secondary education
that they can be contributing members of society in their adulthood. B&GCSM's mission is to
help youth become responsible, self-reliant adults, and this program will help us achieve that
aim. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan operates three Clubs within Michigan's 15th
Congressional District; two of which are in Romulus, the third in Ypsilanti. Combined, these
three facilities served nearly 6,500 youth in 2009, most of whom were from economically
disadvantaged backgrounds and/or single-parent homes. These are the very youth most at-risk
of school drop out and academic failure and who have the greatest need for the academic
intervention services proposed in our Be Great: Graduate program.
Michigan is experiencing the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Retraining the workforce
in general and Veterans specifically will provide employable people with the right skill set to
attract new businesses to Michigan, thereby creating an economic recovery. The University's
approach to successfully transitioning Veterans for military to civilian life could serve as a
model for other universities and would certainly relieve a national burden and embarrassment.
Further, Michigan has many displaced workers with little sense of what career-change options
might be available to them. This project meets a great need. Not only does it create jobs, but it
would provide for a right-trained, well trained workforce for Michigan's employment needs as
the state's economy improves.
Both the Council for Economic Education and the Center for Civis Education will implement the
Education for Democracy Act. The Education for Democracy Act programs are among the
most cost effective programs supported by the federal government. They effectively promote
among students a profound understanding of and commitment to the fundamental values and
principles of American constitutional democracy as expressed in such seminal documents as
the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the Gettysburg
Address. They also promote students' capacities to participate competently and responsibility in
the political life of their communities and the nation. Civic education/democracy will be critical
with globalization of the economy. Students will need to not only understand the American
system but international democracies as well. Through the We the People programs every
congressional district receives free sets of specialized textbooks for their schools at the upper
elementary, middle and high school levels. Teachers benefit from professional development
seminars and institutes to improve their content knowledge and teaching methods. A network
of dedicated volunteers administers each program locally, adapting the program to their local
needs and leveraging the federal funding with additional amounts at the state and local level in
support of the program.

The Education for Democracy Act programs are among the most cost effective programs
supported by the federal government. They effectively promote among students a profound
understanding of and commitment to the fundamental values and principles of American
constitutional democracy as expressed in such seminal documents as the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the Gettysburg Address. They also
promote students' capacities to participate competently and responsibility in the political life of
their communities and the nation. Civic education/democracy will be critical with globalization of
the economy. Students will need to not only understand the American system but international
democracies as well. Through the We the People programs every congressional district
receives free sets of specialized textbooks for their schools at the upper elementary, middle
and high school levels. Teachers benefit from professional development seminars and
institutes to improve their content knowledge and teaching methods. A network of dedicated
volunteers administers each program locally, adapting the program to their local needs and
leveraging the federal funding with additional amounts at the state and local level in support of
the program.
A democratic republic cannot thrive, or even survive, without an educated populace. To our
great detriment, we are not succeeding to educate students in socio-economically deprived
urban communities in this country and students lag behind their counterparts in other
developed countries on many measures of student success. Proficiency in reading and writing
underlie progress in all other academic areas including the technology, math and science areas
so important to developing the highly skilled workforce essential to the future and stability of the
US economy. The researchers in this project will take the pedagogy of an educational
approach that is working very successfully in a desperately poor area of India and re-design it
for application in urban Detroit to improve reading and writing skills in 60 elementary
classrooms. Success in this project will provide a replicable model that can save poor urban
children from what has often been a sentence of life-long failure and frustration, economic
disadvantage and political disenfranchisement.

Autism is a complex and costly health problem known to be rapidly increasing. Innovative
approaches are needed across our county. ACC is developing new interventions based on the
integration of multiple disciplines, believed to be necessary to address the complexity of
autism. Through its research programs ACC is developing innovative treatments, evaluating
their effectiveness and validating best practices. Research discoveries that lead to better
outcomes will be shared broadly with the autism community. EMU students will be trained in
these best practices and workshops will be conducted to train teachers and allied health
professionals in the community. Taxpayer investments in research and training have the
potential to improve the lives of many through dissemination of knowledge of effective
approaches. The ACC has a plan for financial sustainability within 1 to 2 years following the
federal investment including fees for service, grants, donations, and training revenues.

The State of Michigan has been extremely hard hit by the recession and had an unemployment
rate of 14.6% in January, 2010. The automotive and manufacturing industries have seen
significant declines in employment as have most industrial sectors within Michigan, and one of
the few growth areas in the state is education. Based on the success rate of the above services
provided to displaced workers, and also keeping longitudinal data-based information with
participation in all services, EMU predicts an 80% retention rate of displaced workers. This
project will position Eastern Michigan University as a national model for other institutions of
higher education. It has the potential for achieving widespread positive impact on higher
education institutions nationally at a critical time in our society by recognizing that education of
displaced workers is not only a state responsibility and a local function, it is also a national

Family Medical Center of MI is the largest community health center in the 15th District and is a
key safety net provider to all of the tax payers of southeastern MI. This project will expand that
safety net and as the largest provider of primary care services in the District will help reduce the
inappropriate use of hospitals Emergency Rooms in the 15th District. The use of ERs by
individuals who could be served in a primary setting ultimately costs the taxpayer more in
health care costs. The Temperance Expansion and Renovation Project will result in the
Temperance being one of the largest employer in a small town and serve a economic engine
thus driving future tax revenues for the local economy. In a recent national study done in
collaboration with the Robert Graham Center found that people who use health centers like
Temperance as their usual source of care have 41% lower health care expenditures than
people who their care elsewhere.
It is evident that higher levels of education will be necessary for individuals for the jobs of the
21st century. The move of the Nursing Program to this new facility will open up the space
currently occupied by the Nursing Program to other areas of the College, enabling HFCC to
expand enrollments in these other areas. The results of this project will enable HFCC to
increase enrollments at the college in a number of other areas. These expansions will better
enable HFCC to meet the educational needs of our community, making this a valuable use of
taxpayer dollars.

Energy efficiency has never been so closely tied to economic opportunity. This project will help
Michigan create and take advantage of these new jobs. Additionally, weatherization and other
energy efficiency measures will help Michigan residents save money on utility costs. The
project will train 142 construction trades and HVAC teachers to become Certified Energy
Auditors. The teachers will then partner with the United Association Unions of Plumbers,
Fitters, Welders, and HVAC Service Technicians/AFL-CIO to train high school students and
establish apprenticeship opportunities.

The expanded clinical education capacity piloted by NVNEI in this project will improve the ability
of Michigan's 55 nursing education programs to graduate increased numbers of professional
nurses and other health care workers. Registered nurses, home health aides, and nurses aides
are several of the occupations expected to produce the greatest number of new jobs over the
next decade. Each new registered nurse added to the health care workforce brings > $120,000
per year in benefits to the economy, while providing health care for Michigan residents.

A skilled labor force is essential for a vibrant community. Through participation in updated
energy training programs, employees will retain high paying jobs. Potential employees with
required nuclear energy professional education and skills will secure jobs. As a result of lower
unemployment, fewer persons will be in need of costly local, state and federal assistance
programs. The U.S. Dept. of Energy estimates the U.S. will need 44% more electricity by 2020.
The nuclear energy industry calculated that 60,000 megawatts of new nuclear power plant
capacity will be required by 2020. An estimated 30% of the nuclear workforce will be eligible to
retire in 5 yrs. years while the pipeline for energy professionals is drying up. The need for
professionals in Southeast Michigan is pressing because Detroit Energy is applying to construct
a third nuclear power plant.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates decrease with the completion
of each additional level of educational attainment. With 12/09 unemployment in the district
outpacing the nation by 5% and the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area ranking 349th worst
out of 372 MSA's, and with Monroe County's population ages 25+ showing a low 14.3% level of
bachelor degree attainment-13% below the national average, this project would more
effectively utilize taxpayer dollars by ultimately increasing employability and decreasing
dependence on unemployment compensation.
NWP provides support for a national infrastructure of more than 200 writing projects sites that
serve their local schools and teaching communities with high-quality teacher professional
development in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Bone & Joint Institute to be located at Oakwood Heritage Hospital will provide a full
continuum of care from surgery, to outpatient, to home; quicker recovery time for patients
saves dollars in health care costs and lost productivity. Funding for the equipment in the new
orthopedic operating room allows for world-class training of additional orthopedic surgeons,
Reach Out and Read has been proven to be among the most effective strategies to promote
early language and literacy development and school readiness: pediatricians and other
healthcare providers guide and encourage parents to read aloud to their children from their
earliest years of their life, and send them home from each regular checkup with a new book
and a prescription to read together. Reach Out and Read is a national evidence-based school
readiness initiative that promotes literacy and language development in infants and
preschoolers, targeting children and families living in poverty and under-performing school
districts. Fourteen peer-reviewed, published research studies spanning the last two decades
clearly demonstrate the impact of the Reach Out and Read model and the importance of
promoting early language and literacy skills in preparing children to excel in school. Today,
Reach Out and Read serves 3.8 million children annually, but millions more children nationwide
do not receive the necessary support and assistance they need to develop these critical skills
and enter kindergarten ready to learn. Funding provided by Congress through the U.S.
Department of Education has been matched by tens of millions of dollars from the private
sector and state governments.

Funding will be used for purposes authorized in Section 5451 of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act. Reading Is Fundamental enhances child literacy by providing millions of
underserved children with free books for personal ownership and reading encouragement from
the more than 18,000 locations throughout all fifty states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto
Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Funding will be used for purposes authorized in Section 5451
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Reading Is Fundamental enhances child
literacy by providing millions of underserved children with free books for personal ownership
and reading encouragement from the more than 18,000 locations throughout all fifty states,
Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Based upon retirement statistics, and maintaining a constant number of graduates from
Michigan nursing programs, a shortage of nurses is calculated to be over 5,000 RNs by 2018.
This project will support nursing education at Monroe County Community College and at
hospitals within the 15th Congressional District.

The SOS Employability program is results-oriented and has continued to help homeless
parents obtain and maintain employment in spite of the challenging local economy and the hard-
to-employ nature of the homeless population. Between April 1 and October 31, 2009, 33 of 63
(or 52%) of homeless parents participating in SOS's Employability program had jobs. Twenty of
them had maintained their jobs for more than three months. SOS looks forward to assisting
more homeless parents to become self-sufficient through employment with these earmark
funds and to accelerating its job creation efforts through initiatives such as the Weatherization
Auditor job training and placement program. This program will help homeless parents obtain
and maintain employment, reduce their dependence on public assistance, and increase their
selfsufficiency. Employment income will enable homeless parents to pay for housing, food,
child care, transportation, and other basic needs themselves without continually cycling into
homelessness and costly shelter and housing crisis programs. As employed persons,
homeless parents also will begin paying income tax.

The University of Michigan Health System could provide the residents of the State of Michigan
access to the highest level of isolation care should there be any sort of disaster, i.e. a
pandemic flu outbreak or terrorist event. This project would provide the only isolation unit in the
United Way’s employment and financial counseling resource centers provide a new way of
integrating services to increase financial stability for families in the Detroit region. The
requested funding will support operation of a Center in the Downriver portion of the 15th District
and expansion into additional sites. Each site in operation currently serves between 150 and
250 individuals at a cost to United Way of $150,000. As such, the requested funds could serve
The average cost to taxpayers for every divorce in America is estimated between $25,000 and
$30,000. The cost to administer a 20-minute diagnostic questionnaire during a marital
preparation course is less than 1/1000 of that cost, and that simple tool can identify with high
certainty which specific issue areas (i.e. conflict resolution approaches, faith differences,
financial skills/awareness, etc.) will almost certainly cause strife and eventual divorce if not

Continuation of this program will improve maternal and child health, increase access to care,
ensure that an increased number of pregnancies will be carried to term and a decreased
number of infants will die in the first year of life.
This project is along the major east-west throughfare within the City of Ann Arbor. E. Stadium
Boulevard carries approximately 25,000 vehicles per day. It is adjacent to the University of
Michigan's 107,501 seat football stadium and Crisler Arena. These facilites are nationally
recognized. This route is also adjacent to one of the State of Michigan's largest high school
and is essential to the community's economic vitality. To this end, our ecomonic analysis
Conference Centers are typically a highly successful catalytic project that will stimulate high
multipliers of private sector activity by making the public investment in the infrastructure of the
center. In this case, the $25 million center will generate a projected $140 million annually in
business for the community. Because these centers do not generate much profit by
themselves, it is a valuable use of tax dollars to gain the private and community benefit that will
not otherwise occur. The economic multiplier effect of the center provides a stable source of
tax, license and fee income to maintain Dearborn as the regional destination it currently is and
must continue to be for the ongoing sustainability of the Detroit Metropolitan Area.

The present decline in home prices offers a unique once-in-a-generation opportunity for the
City to buy and remove substandard structures to help stabilize or improve property values and
to revitalize the City’s aging housing stock. The City will use real estate professionals
(inspectors, realtors, title companies, attorneys etc) to acquire properties and various
contractors to demolish the properties and, if necessary, abate any contamination.

Funding the Vreeland Road separation will provide the following public benefits: Improve safety
through eliminating this highway-rail grade crossing; Enhance mobility by providing increased
access to the Ford/Mazda AutoAlliance facility; Reduce community impact by ending heavy
truck traffic diverting through residential neighborhoods as a result of current blockages at
Vreeland Road; Improve air quality by reducing vehicular exhaust from idling traffic at blocked
crossings; Promote economic development by providing a direct east-west link without
blockages to the AutoAlliance facilities. CN’s Flat Rock rail is CN’s only Michigan rail yard that
has gained traffic volumes since the downturn in the U.S. auto industry. CN's ability to
maximize and grow its service to Ford Motor and other important shippers in Michigan is
contingent upon its ability to increase its yard activity, which in turn requires eliminating the
Vreeland Road crossing.
This is one of the major thorough fare road in the City of Inkster. The water master plan of the
city requires this main to be upgraded to provide adequate pressures for the fire fighting
purpose in that section of the city. The storm water pipe will be designed to help reduce the
basement flooding in the that section of the city. No previous fundings were appropriated for
this project. Estimated cost $3.05million.
The request is for construction funds to build a senior wellness center on the north end of the
Recreation Complex. Inkster is the only city in the Western Wayne County area that does not
have a dedicated senior center. Inkster was recently designated by the State of Michigan as an
Elder Friendly Livable Community thanks to a comprehensive application submitted by Wayne
County. It is projected by SEMCOG that Inkster will see its senior population double by the year
2035. Inkster is a small urban community whose senior residents primarily fall within the low to
moderate income range. With limited space to do programming and services, which are
essential to the retention of residents, this construction would allow the seniors to remain in
their community without having to seek a senior wellness center elsewhere.

The sidewalks under these two bridges becomes covered with snow as the snow plough
passes by there, making it dangerous for the pedestrians and wheel chairs to pass. The
underpasses are located on very busy Major roads. County gradually has added number of
lanes to these roads, which has made the side walks unsafe and non ADA compliant for the
wheel chairs and pedesterians. The project will create more than 60 job for at leat 2 years and
will help the economy. This project will provide safe passage for the pedestrians, wheel chairs,
and specifically to the students who go to the school located only few hundred feet south of the
rail road underpass.

The City of Luna Pier intends to develop a new ferry service can provide SE Michigan residents
with better access to Put-in-Bay, Cedar Point, the new Detroit Port Authority Docks, and other
Lake Erie destinations. This "Marine Corridor" would link attractions and defines a cluster of
destinations accessed by boats providing a unique and alternative experience for tourists and
visitors. These attractions potentially include sporting events and entertainment in downtown
Detroit, casinos, restaurants and other attractions along the western Lake Erie /Detroit River
Shoreline. Finally, apart from these more active activities, watercraft and a new pier would be
utilized as part of educational efforts to help increase awareness of environmental issues and
build on the popularity of eco-tourism activities connected with the emerging strength of the
International Wildlife Refuge.
This roadway is part of a designated Emergency Evacuation Route in mid-Monroe County. In
the event of an accident at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power Plant or other type of large scale
disaster, it is imperative that the evacuation route be maintained to allow for the safe and timely
exit of residents from the area.
To rebuild Ypsilanti’s only public swimming pool. Funds would be utilized to reconstruct the
1970s era pool that has outlived its useful life and may not be usable beyond 2009. The pool
provides summer outdoor recreation opportunities and educational opportunities for
disadvantaged youth, families and seniors in and around the city of Ypsilanti.
This project concept goal is to allow operations managers access to more real time information
from the desk top computer this information can be acquired from the entire fleet instantly to
evaluate poor driving habits, inefficient engine performance and idle time. The sooner the
operations manager find a problem the sooner it will be corrected creating less chances of
complete component failure, unsafe drivers will be retrained or removed from the vehicle
reducing maintenance costs and insurance expenses.
This project employs a new welding technology that allows for the use of hollow tubes in vehicle
frames and sub-assemblies. This dramatically reduces the weight of vehicles while at the same
time makes the vehicle stronger, offering improved vehicle safety and fuel efficiency. The
creation of over 150 jobs locally and potentially thousands nationally will be realized utilizing this

The Port’s ability to interface with rail, barge and truck transport provides Southeast Michigan
an intermodal transportation system which will benefit our existing businesses and industry as
well as an economic tool to attract new companies to the Downriver area and Monroe County.
The Port’s ability to interface its transportation modes was the deciding factor for Ventower
Industries to locate at the Port of Monroe and invest over $20 million and create up to 150 new
manufacturing jobs. Transportation contributes to the cost of the goods and services and the
time to transport the product. If a region has efficient and cost effective modes of
transportation it can positively influence the decision to locate and or remain in a geographic
region. In today’s global economy products and services come from all over the world and
require transportation systems to interface with all modes of transportation.

The use of hybrid-electric paratransit vehicles will reduce SMART’s fuel consumption by nearly
45,000 gallons, a 40 percent savings, and provide a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas
emissions, compared to SMART’s current fleet. If these vehicles are not replaced, service will
be reduced and many people who rely on this service to maintain their health and
independence would be stranded due to lack of service. SMART paratransit vehicles provide
one million rides per year, many of which are for medical trips to hospitals, dialysis treatments
as well as trips to get to work.
The project supports HUD’s Economic Developments goals for building new public-private
sector partnerships to address pressing economic development needs, by fostering increased
collaboration between the private development sector, local and state governments and
national and community-based not-for-profit organizations. Further, it will retain and create new
employment opportunities in the district and the region that will contribute to the tax base of the
State and encourage additional corporate investment in the region.

Southeastern Michigan is facing a foreclosure crisis. This request will support the effort of 4
counties and over 40 organizations to work at a regional level to deploy the technology,
counseling and follow-on services to keep people in their homes. It will support technology,
program and outreach costs necessary for the continued operation and expansion of the
program in Wayne County where it was developed and where the technology is housed, and
for United Way to lead in expanding service to Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties to
reach 45,000 families region-wide.

Re-Imagining Washtenaw Avenue corridor redevelopment will improve economic development
and transportation choices, safety and air quality in
four jurisdictions within the 15th District: the City of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti
Township and the City of Ypsilanti. The completion of the existing non-motorized system along
this corridor maximizes the existing transportation infrastructure, encourages transit oriented
infill and redevelopment to integrate and increases multimodal access to jobs and services and
will support planned improved transit service, eases traffic congestion, and improves quality of
life and safety for those living and traveling along the corridor.
Ford Boulevard Bridge involves the replacement of a bridge built in 1943, and was widened in
1977. The current bridge has an average daily traffic of 16,513 vehicles of which 20% are
commercial. The bridge is posted 31/49/56 Tons and is quickly deteriorating. The Ford
Boulevard Bridge is a four (4) lane bridge with sidewalks on both sides, on a paved primary
county road at the eastern edge of Washtenaw County. Ford Boulevard provides access over
Michigan Avenue and the Norfolk Southern Railroad, of which there are very few in the area,
and is one of the main reasons this bridge built in 1943. At the southern end of the bridge is
the primary Ypsilanti Township Fire Station, which provides essential fire services to this area
of Washtenaw County.
The Detroit Region Aerotropolis will be an economic driver for the 15th Congressional District
and the region. The Aerotropolis has the potential to create up to 64,000 jobs over the next 20-
30 years upon a full build out of 5,000 acres around Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run
Airports. It is estimated that the Aerotropolis could generate wages of $3.8 billion per year and
$10 billion of additional annual economic activity. In order to provide the necessary connectivity
for the Aerotropolis and the region to become an international hub for air commerce and goods
movement, and at the same time balance an agenda that takes into account business,
residential and environmental factors, it is critical that a comprehensive study take place for
infrastructure development.

The reconstruction of Sibley Road will improve access to an adjacent 115.78-acre site within
the Aerotropolis, facilitating freight movement and accommodating new business growth. The
project is essential in moving forward with investments on that site that will create an estimated
total of 2,757 jobs. The entire build-out of the Aerotropolis has the potential to create 64,000
jobs by 2030.
By providing real-time information about traffic congestion, flow, and road conditions, the TOC
will enable travelers across the region to select alternate routes, times, and travel to minimize
incident risk and maximize safety. The TOC will also enable faster incident detection and
notification, faster emergency response, and better technology links for transportation and
public safety agencies to integrate their on-scene incident response, clearance and recovery